Child Development and Family Studies (Family Studies emphasis)
The Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development at West Virginia University seeks applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Child Development and Family Studies to begin January or August 2020. Applicants should have a strong background and scholarly record in family science. We are especially interested in candidates whose research is complimentary to current faculty expertise.
The successful candidates will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, publish high quality research, seek external research funding, and engage in service to the department, college, and university. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.
40% Research and Scholarship, including high quality journal publications and pursuit of external funding related to productive research agenda
40% Teaching online and face-to-face courses, mentoring undergraduate and advising graduate students, contributing to program development
20% Service building and maintaining appropriate community connections, contributing to departmental, college, and university functioning related to shared governance
Target Start Date: January or August 2020
Application Process: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019. The following materials are to be submitted: cover letter describing research and teaching experience and interests; a one-page diversity statement addressing how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising; curriculum vitae; contact information for three professional references; and PDFs of up to three representative publications.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.